Geoff Grandfield is an award-winning illustrator born in Bristol, England and now living in London. He has worked with major newspapers and publishers since 1987. His work centres on the visual communication of ideas, narrative and atmosphere, influenced by the cinematography of film noir and the reductivism of modernist graphic art.
As an educator he has led BA Illustration at Middlesex University (1994-2005) and is currently Course Director and Associate Professor for BA Illustration Animation at Kingston University (since 2006).
As co-founder of ‘Mokita’ the illustration forum (since 2010), he has campaigned for the greater recognition of Illustration as a subject and its significance for international visual culture.
2014 Educator of the Year 3×3 publishing New York
AOI Awards, book illustration category winner
2009 AOI Images 33 Annual, book section Gold Award
D&AD Annual, inclusion in illustration section
2005 AOI Images 29 Annual, cover
2003 The Independent on Sunday, listed in ‘the top ten Illustrators in Britain’
2002 AOI Images 26 Annual, book section Gold Award
2001 D&AD Yellow Pencil Silver Award, best illustration series
National Art Library Illustration Award, commended winner
2000 AOI Images 25 Annual, book section Gold Award and editorial section Silver Award
1998 D&AD Yellow Pencil Silver Award, best illustration series
1997 V&A Museum National Art Library Illustration Award, overall winner
AOI Images 22 Annual, book section Gold Award
Waterstones Book Award, best book illustration
1995 V&A Museum National Art Library Illustration Award,commended winner